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The Farmer's Daughter (1940)

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60 min | Comedy, Music

Broadway producer Nickie North, and his press agent Scoop Trimble, land a backer for a new show, but their "angel" requires that they rehearse the show out-of-town and star Clarice Sheldon, an ex-flame whose flickerings have become ...See moreBroadway producer Nickie North, and his press agent Scoop Trimble, land a backer for a new show, but their "angel" requires that they rehearse the show out-of-town and star Clarice Sheldon, an ex-flame whose flickerings have become unwelcome. North and Trimble establish the company on the way-out-of-town Bingham farm but are unaware the site contains a hazard...Patience Bingham, the farmer's daughter. Patience falls in love with the company's leading man, Dennis Crane, whom North was relying on to keep temperamental Clarice in line. Despite spending night-after-night going from nightclub-to-nightclub in New York City, playwright Victor Walsh hasn't found a suitable scenario-idea in any of them for a play. Trimble corrals Walsh and brings him to the farm but the quietness and fresh air are keeping the muse away...until Trimble imports some NYC noises and odors. Just as it appears that the show will go on, Clarice has discovered that her sugar-daddy angel has flown off with some new doll, and she deserts the show and goes in pursuit. But North discovers that the farmer's daughter knows the lines. Is a star about to be born? Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Delmer Daves (story) | Lewis R. Foster (screenplay)
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Status
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Updated Feb 15, 1940

Release date
Mar 29, 1940 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Martha Raye
Patience Bingham Patience Bingham   See fewer
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Charles Ruggles
Nickie North Nickie North   See fewer
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Richard Denning
Dennis Crane Dennis Crane   See fewer
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Gertrude Michael
Clarice Sheldon Clarice Sheldon   See fewer
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William Frawley
Scoop Trimble Scoop Trimble   See fewer
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Inez Courtney
Emily French Emily French   See fewer
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William Demarest
Victor Walsh Victor Walsh   See fewer
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Jack Norton
Shimmy Conway Shimmy Conway   See fewer
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William Duncan
Tom Bingham Tom Bingham   See fewer
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Ann Shoemaker
Mrs. Bingham Mrs. Bingham   See fewer
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Benny Baker
Monk Gordon Monk Gordon   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Forbes Forbes   See fewer
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Lorraine Krueger
Valerie Valerie   See fewer
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Sheila Ryan
Dorinda (as Betty McLauglin) Dorinda (as Betty McLauglin)   See fewer
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Anne Harrison
Rosalie Rosalie   See fewer
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Lucille Harding
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hartley
Barney Bingham (uncredited) Barney Bingham (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Hayle
Torsavitch (uncredited) Torsavitch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darryl Hickman
Billy Bingham (uncredited) Billy Bingham (uncredited)   See fewer
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Si Jenks
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Lee
Show Performer (uncredited) Show Performer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Etta McDaniel
Anna (uncredited) Anna (uncredited)   See fewer
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George McKay
Process Server (uncredited) Process Server (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wanda McKay
Cashier (uncredited) Cashier (uncredited)   See fewer
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John 'Skins' Miller
Carpenter (uncredited) Carpenter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Moro
Sound Effects Man (uncredited) Sound Effects Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Janet Waldo
Switchboard Operator (uncredited) Switchboard Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Webb
Cashier (uncredited) Cashier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat West
Chuck Stevens (uncredited) Chuck Stevens (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 47 votes